Seven Great Schools of Catholic Spirituality

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Seven Great Schools of Catholic Spirituality

  • Sacred Heart University
21 Lectures (8 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Explore the rich spiritual movements of the Catholic tradition.

In this course, you will encounter seven powerful schools of spirituality, discovering what makes each school special and transformative. Your professor is celebrated spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D, who will guide you through the development of insights and charisms through the centuries. Throughout this course, you are invited to deepen your personal relationship with God.

First, you will journey to Egypt, where the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers will inspire you. Then, you will see how the Monastic Movement flourished throughout Europe. You will also meet the preeminent mendicant preachers, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Dominic, who each founded influential orders based on the charism of poverty.

After that, you will travel to Mount Carmel to witness the founding of the Carmelites, whose mysticism flourished first under John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, and carried on with such twentieth-century saints as Thérèse of Lisieux. Next, you will encounter St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose command to go forth and set the world on fire continues to guide members of the Society of Jesus throughout the world. You will also explore the impact of Salesian spirituality and the Vincentian-Setonian tradition.

Seven Great Schools of Catholic Spirituality will spiritually inspire you with the richness of our Christian tradition, inviting you to open your heart to the new places the Spirit is leading the world today.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • An Introduction to Seven Great Schools of Christian Spirituality
  • Introduction Continued: Pathways to God
  • Discovering God in the Desert, Part I
  • Discovering God in the Desert, Part II
  • Discovering God in the Desert, Part III
  • The Monastic Journey, Part I
  • The Monastic Journey, Part II
  • The Monastic Journey, Part III
  • The Franciscan Vision, Part I
  • The Franciscan Vision, Part II
  • Dominicans: The Order of Preachers, Part I
  • Dominicans: The Order of Preachers, Part II
  • Carmelites: Hermits and Friars, Part I
  • Carmelites: Hermits and Friars, Part II
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier and Saint, Part I
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier and Saint, Part II
  • Salesian: Everyday Spirituality, Part II
  • Salesian: Everyday Spirituality, Part II
  • Vincentian Spirituality: Practical Charity, Part I
  • Vincentian Spirituality: Practical Charity, Part II
  • Conclusion: A New Heaven and a New Earth
About Your Presenter

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Christian spirituality. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II awarded him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. His publications include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad, 1995), Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013), and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House, 1998).

Fr. Ciorra holds graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Currently, he is Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to assuming this post, Fr. Ciorra occupied a number of leadership positions in higher education and beyond, including: dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University; director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth; and director of the ...

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Summer Survey: July 2017
The content of this course is excellent. I would add that I only want programs that are DVD based since audio formats are not very helpful for group presentations. Review by Anonymous (Posted on 7/19/2017)
Great insight
This course gave me great insight into the various rich traditions of our Catholic Faith, and the fruits of their experience. Review by Anonymous (Posted on 10/19/2016)
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